End of the WORS 2008 Season: Awards Banquet and Movie

The 2008 Subaru-sponsored Wisconsin Off Road Series came to an official close on Saturday October 25 at the Awards Banquet, held in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Those who made the trek enjoyed the WORS 2008 Movie (click below to watch) and a slide presentation during dinner, followed by the awards and a raffle for more than $25,000 in prizes.

Every year, WORS recognizes those racers who finished every event in the 12-race series. The 2008 "WORS Heads", pictured above, received a special gift.

Individual series and overall finishers were recognized with plaques, including Elite overall finishers (ladies pictured below), who also received prize packages totaling several thousand dollars. Team competitions for overall finishes and participation were also honored. For complete results, see http://www.wors.org/results/index.php?year=2008.

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The WORS 2008 video, above, was created by Team WORS racer Claire Cannon from photographs and movies of WORS racers and fans, taken by WORS racers and fans during the 2008 season. In addition to sharing the WORS experience, the video promotes WORS, WORS sponsors, and local venues.

WORS is America's largest state mountain bike series, and is well recognized in regional and national media. The race experience enjoyed by WORS racers is well-organized, highly competitive, and great fun. For sponsors, WORS is a unique opportunity to reach regional and national mountain bike enthusiasts of every age and ability. Please feel free to download, link to, embed on your website and/or pass the video along to family, friends, and interested mountain bikers. The downloaded .m4v file will play in Quicktime or iTunes. You can watch it on your video iPod, or video-enabled phone. It may even help you to explain to friends and loved-ones what, exactly, you were doing every other weekend all summer long!

Special thanks to Marcum Martz, Jeremey Rodriguez, Cory Hetzel, Dave Reich and Phil Kurtz who contributed material directly and will receive a free DVD copy of the movie. Thanks also to many more who shared photos and videos online. Anyone interested in being mailed a DVD copy of the movie, please see details below.

Finally, for those who take movies and photographs at WORS events, check back here and in the racer handbook for details of the 2009 WORS Photography contests! We'd love to include your best photographs in WORS coverage by VeloNews and regional media.

In closing, many thanks to those who came out to the Banquet for the annual close of WORS, and to 2008 WORS racers, fans, family, friends and volunteers for a great season of racing. See you next season on May 17 at Iola!


For a DVD copy of the WORS 2008 video, send $5 (add $3 for each additional copy) to cover the cost of materials and shipping cost to:

Claire Cannon
Biomedical Sciences
Box 1881
Marquette University
Milwaukee WI, 53201

Please allow two weeks for delivery.

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